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Celebrating Pupil Success

After the success of my students leaving the nest for University, there are currently spaces available in Chelmsford Essex, Contact me on to enquire. 

Contact me for flute/recorder lessons

Qualifications: B.Mus (hons) RWCMD, DipABRSM performing, ABRSM Cerficate of instrumenal Teaching, Accredited Tobin Music Teacher (composition), NVQ level 3 ‘Playwork’.

Up to date and enhanced DBS checks.

Member of the Incorporate Society of Musicians.

Flute, Recorder and music theory teaching

I have been teaching pupils on a one-to-one basis for the past twelve years within a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. My pupils have ranged in age from 4 years old to adult. I am very patient, make learning fun and adjust my teaching techniques appropriately to suit each individual in order for them obtain a love of their instrument and the music that they are ultimately able to produce.

I am currently teaching pupils privately in Chelmsford, Essex, and have extensive experience in peripatetic teaching in schools on a 1:1/group basis. I am employed by Essex Music Services and Mary Hare School, Berkshire and this provided me with a wealth of experience teaching students of both Primary and Secondary level.

I have since entered over hundreds of pupils and have a huge success rate from candidates taking Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) & Trinity Guildhall examinations. As well as preparing pupils for these examinations or for pure learning pleasure, I also teach a wide variety of music, including classical, popular, jazz and duets.

Private lessons are in lengths of 30, 45, 60 minutes in relation to each individual’s needs and level of ability. Please contact me for fees.

Statement from Essex Music Service’s Mentor – September 2014

“I have had the pleasure of observing Ruth teach.  She is an excellent teacher. Ruth has a remarkable gift of clarity of ideas, which she can put across well to her pupils.  She has excellent teaching skills and a good range of teaching strategies. She is an excellent flute player herself and therefore is able to demonstrate what she is teaching to a high level.  My observations have been made to pupils in a hearing environment.  Ruth, despite her own handicap, has always checked that the pupil understands what has been taught and can demonstrate they have taken on board what has been discussed, whether that is about tone, posture, attention to musical details  or accuracy of note playing.  She is always punctual, honest, and not afraid to ask for advice either. She is an asset to Essex Music Services.”

Susan Whykes, MA, BA (Hons), LTCL, MISM
Also an author on ‘Mind over matter’ music practise books available on Amazon

Couple images – of my student’s successes, plenty of flute teaching stories on Instagram @ruthflute and in blog/facebook pages.